Ester, Alaska Population 2024

2,989

Ester is a city located in Fairbanks North Star County Alaska. Ester has a 2024 population of 2,989. Ester is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 37.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,174 in 2020.

The average household income in Ester is $92,495 with a poverty rate of 5.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ester is 38.8 years, 34 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

Ester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ester was:

  • White: 80.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 7.49%
  • Two or more races: 6.62%
  • Black or African American: 2.61%
  • Native American: 1.64%
  • Other race: 0.9%
  • Asian:
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
64.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
46.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
37.49% (815)
The current population of Ester, Alaska is 2,989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,174.

Ester, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,41380.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2247.49%
Two or more races1986.62%
Black or African American782.61%
Native American491.64%
Other race270.9%
Asian
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White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Ester Population by Race

Ester Population Pyramid 2024

Ester Median Age

38.8

Total

34

Male

48.4

Female

Ester Adults

There are 2,642 adults, (272 of whom are seniors) in Ester.

Ester Age Dependency

26.1

Age Dependency Ratio

11.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ester Sex Ratio

Female1,13838.07%
Male1,85161.93%

Ester Population by Age

Ester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3682.0751.848.2
Married6502.5285.514.5
Non Family6141.322.177.9
Male693.123.276.8
Female3550100
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2.59

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.58%.

Ester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,374

Average Earnings

$40,187

Average Male

$42,687

Average Female

Ester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ester Language

95.48% of Ester residents speak only English, while 4.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.25% of the population.

Ester Language

Ester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,3521004.25%
Native3737100%
Other2626100%
Hispanic2626100%
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5.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.04%

Male Poverty Rate

11.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ester is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ester is White, with 4.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 5.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.3%.

Ester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater8.74%
Less Than 9th Grade7.39%
High School5.6%
Some College2.43%
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Ester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Ester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

233

Number of Veterans

71

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

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Ester Veterans by War

count

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Ester Veterans by Age

count

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Ester Veterans by Race

Ester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

25.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Ester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.59%

Born in Ester

95.85%

Native Born

4.15%

Foreign Born

3.85%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.85% of Ester residents were born in the United States, with 32.59% having been born in Alaska. 3.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Ester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,989
20232,989
20222,9892709.93%
20212,71954525.07%
20202,17455234.03%
20191,62231023.63%
20181,312-577-30.55%
20171,889-838-30.73%
20162,727-281-9.34%
20153,00835513.38%
20142,653-214-7.46%
20132,8672379.01%
20122,63032914.3%
20112,301-121-5%
20102,422
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Ester Population by Year